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Child custody factors in Tennessee

If you are no longer in a relationship with the other parent of your child, it’s likely that you will want to get a child custody arrangement in place so that you can maintain your relationship with them and spend as much quality time with them as possible.

However, agreeing with the other parent on how to split your children’s time is easier said than done, especially if you don’t have an amicable relationship. If you are not able to come to an agreement between the two of you, it may be necessary to ask the courts to decide.

The child custody courts in Tennessee take into account a number of different factors when establishing child custody arrangements. The following are some of the factors that you should be aware of.

The child’s wishes

If the child is mature enough to make their own decisions regarding who they live with, the courts will take their preferences into consideration.

The child’s current stability

The courts will consider how settled the child currently is in their home and school life, and the impact that any disruptions that a change of custody arrangements would have.

Each parent’s capabilities

The courts will also look at the capabilities that each parent has to provide shelter, food, a safe environment and an emotionally loving, stable home. Any uncertainty about a parent’s capabilities may lead to the removal of custody rights.

If you want to modify a child custody agreement that is already in place, you will need to document a change in circumstances. Make sure that you take early action if you want to change your child custody agreement because the process could be quite lengthy.

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